Sample collection and submission
How to collect samples
The most important step in sample collection for eDNA analysis is to avoid cross-contamination of the samples.
For this, it is necessary to follow strict protocols and the use of clean/sterile equipment. Key aspects are to use clean gloves, DI water, sterile Falcon tubes or sterile sample collection tubes.
Please contact eDNAFrontiers@curtin.edu.au for information on sample collection, preservation and shipping. We can supply protocols and advice.
Alternatively you can view these videos for guidance:
Selecting your analysis options
When it comes to analysis of your sample’s eDNA there are multiple options for assays that target a wide selection of metabarcodes. The TrEnD laboratory and eDNA Frontiers share a portfolio of over 130 selections and have the capacity to run custom primers where required. Contact us to discuss options that best suit your needs.